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  • Triclosan: is it safe for humans?

    Many people cruise department stores, grocery stores and pretty much any kind of store purchasing products for their home and family. Brand names and prices are a key factor in exactly what product consumers will grab off the shelf. What consumers don’t...
  • Drum Corps, opera, Lord of the Rings headline upcoming Fathom Events

    The schedule is packed full of Fathom Events this summer at the Peerless Theatre in Holyoke. Fathom Event operas, a “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and a Drum Corps International presentation highlight a busy June and July at the Peerless. Fathom Events ...
  • Wildfire action plan developed

    Phillips County has been working on a wildfire plan as required by the state, reported county commissioners at their May 31 meeting. In addition to the three specific areas noted in the 2011 action plan, goals for a five-year plan are beginning to come t...
  • Long to short, Somerset donates to Locks of Love

    Larry Somerset walked through the front door of Veronica’s Hair and Nail Salon Saturday afternoon, June 4 with roughly 10 inches of hair draped around his neck. Forty-five minutes later, he walked out looking a bit different. Somerset began growing h...
  • Non-profit promotes healthy living in local communities

    Rural Solutions provides services in Eastern Colorado that give community members a better life. The Sterling-based non-profit organization began in 1994 to assist small rural counties they felt were being overlooked by funders. Today Rural Solutions is...
  • It's reading time

    Superstar readers are sure to be busy as bees as the Heginbotham Library kicks off its summer reading programs. Two different reading programs will be offered with students in fourth grade and under gathering on Wednesday afternoons for the “Bee a Read...
  • Crosthwait resigns as NCHD public health administrator

    During their May 25 meeting, members of the Northeast Colorado Board of Health regretfully accepted the resignation of John Crosthwait, the Northeast Colorado Health Department’s (NCHD) district public health administrator. Crosthwait, who has a long h...
  • Scott Stump appointed as interim president for NJC

    Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), announced the appointment of Scott Stump as interim president for Northeastern Junior College (NJC) Wednesday, June 1. Stump is currently Dean of Career and Technical Educatio...
  • Class of 1956 gathers

    Ten members of the class of 1956 gathered for their 55th reunion Saturday evening, May 28 at Phillips County Event Center. Those attending are listed with their spouses: Roger Trumper and wife Joann of Geneva, Neb., Dan Clark and wife Janice of Gering, N...
  • Jes-c Brandt graduates from Amherst College

    Jes-c Brandt graduated from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. Sunday, May 22 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.   She has accepted a position as a resident parent at Happy Hill Farm Academy in Granbury, Texas. Attending the ceremony wa...
  • Ginapp's teaching praised at college commencement

    Longtime Holyoke English teacher Clark Ginapp made the distant journey to Massachusetts May 20-23 to accept an award from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., recognizing him for his teaching efforts. Nominated by former HHS student and 2011 Amherst Colleg...
  • Holyoke hosts opening swim meet June 4

    Eight teams including approximately 200 swimmers competed in the opening meet of the Northwest Kansas Swim League (NWKSL) in Holyoke Saturday, June 4. Ten pool records fell in the opening meet of the season. Holyoke’s Emily Krogmeier set a new record i...
  • Adams earns State FFA Degree

    2011 HHS graduate Patricia Adams received her State FFA Degree during the 83rd Annual State FFA Convention June 1-3 in Alamosa. Adams finished her high school career with the organization’s highest state achievement. She said she hopes to achieve her A...
  • Enterprise adds two new staff members

    Recent HHS graduate Becca Brandt and soon-to-be HHS junior Molly Brandt have joined the staff at The Holyoke Enterprise on a part-time basis this summer. They will have a variety of job responsibilities at the Enterprise. Both will be part of the writi...
  • Green and Growing

    Higher than normal crop commodity prices combined with good yields from 2010 are benefiting Colorado agricultural producers. Outlooks for next year’s prices are also positive compared to long-term averages, and these prices may entice producers to edge ...
  • Another Perspective

    Cleaning chores worth the effort We returned to the cabin after allowing the suggested time for the bug bomb effects to air out. Oh the joys you find after something’s been closed up for the winter. While Russ went through the checklist of getting the...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H: The history behind the four H’s I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking, my HEART to greater loyalty, my HANDS to larger service and my HEALTH to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world. The four H’s of the 4-H pledge, Hea...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    A pain in the rib Being a mom is dangerous. Of all the silly things, I popped my rib out while installing car seats! I reached into the car and steadied myself by leaning my upper chest against the door frame. I gave a strong yank on the strap to tighten...
  • It's the Pitts

    A fish story (Best of) Goldfish ranching was first developed at the Pitts’ Institute of Technology (School motto: It’s the PITS). I was cleaning out a water trough and trying to save the goldfish living in it when the idea struck me. Why not suppleme...
  • Community support appreciated

    Dear Editor, I’d like to thank everyone for their interest and support for my episode of “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Sadly, it looks like my scene was cut, though they kept the scene shot in the main space of City Winery. I’m sorry for the...